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Re: 64 bit kernel for BCM1250

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@linux-mips.org>
Subject: Re: 64 bit kernel for BCM1250
From: Michael Belamina <belamina1@yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2005 13:31:46 -0700 (PDT)
Cc: David Daney <ddaney@avtrex.com>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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  Thanks you all for your replies.
  I will check this out and post the outcome.

 Michael

  


--- "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@linux-mips.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 19 May 2005, Michael Belamina wrote:
> 
> >    I am still not sure about the following:
> > 
> >    1. Is this problem related only to kernels
> > downloaded from linux-mips.org or it is a more
> general
> > one?
> 
>  The problem is Linux 2.4 is generally in the
> maintenance mode, which 
> means no new development is done on it (although
> still an occasional 
> backport from 2.6 may happen).  As a result
> maintainers are rather 
> hesitant about applying changes unless they fix
> critical bugs.  Bugs 
> revealed by new versions of build tools are not
> usually considered as 
> critical, because you may work them around by using
> an old version of the 
> triggering tool.
> 
>  Still for the MIPS port what you can get from
> linux-mips.org is probably 
> less behind than what there is at kernel.org.
> 
> >    2. Can someone point to a known to work 64 bit
> > versions of gcc and binutil for BCM1250 (the
> problem
> > that started this thread was actually a problem of
> the
> > mip64-linux-ld I was using).
> 
>  For 64-bit builds you probably want to use fairly
> recent versions or you 
> risk hitting serious bugs that used to exist in
> older versions.  Using 
> David's patch (or preferably mine ;-) -- as
> available here: 
>
"http://www.linux-mips.org/cgi-bin/mesg.cgi?a=linux-mips&i=Pine.LNX.4.55.0406281509170.23162%40jurand.ds.pg.gda.pl";;
> 
> which I keep using with GCC 4.0.0) is probably the
> lesser evil.
> 
>   Maciej
> 


                
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